Corti, Egon Caesar, Conte

BIOGRAPHER, HISTORIAN (AUSTRIA)
BORN 2 Apr 1886, Zagreb - DIED 17 Sep 1953, Klagenfurt
GRAVE LOCATION Pressbaum, Niederösterreich: Ortsfriedhof

Egon Conte Corti was born in Zagreb into a noble family from Lombardy. He pursued a military career, but the disastrous Austrian defeat in 1918 made him change his plans.

He studied history and started writing books on important historical persons. In 1937 he became a member of the nationaal-socialistische Bund der Deutschen Schriftsteller (the national socialist Union of German Writers). He married Gertrud Mautner von Markhof. Their son Ferrante (b.1925) went missing in 1944. Between 1950 and 1953 his trilogy on emperor Francis Joseph was published.

Work: "Leben Und Liebe Alexanders Von Battenberg" (1920); "Maximilian und Charlotte von Mexiko" (1924); "Elisabeth, Die Seltsame Frau" (1934); "Ludwig I. Von Bayern" (1937).

Related persons
• wrote about Elisabeth von Bayern, Kaiserin von Österreich
• wrote about Ludwig I, König von Bayern

Sources
• Killy, Walther [Ed.], Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopädie, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt, 1995
• Aubert, Joachim, Handbuch der Grabstätten berühmten Deutscher, Österreicher und Schweizer, Deutscher Kunstverlag, München, 1973

Images

The grave of Egon Conte Corti at the cemetery in Pressbaum (near Vienna).
Picture by androom (16 Aug 2006)

 


Cossy, Hans

Published: 21 Oct 2006
Last update: 21 Oct 2006